Major League Baseball (MLB) commissioner #Rob Manfred has promised to look into the claim by the #new york yankees that their rival #Boston Red Sox used a smart watch to steal signs from them and other opponents. Manfred made the pronouncement after the New York Times reported that Brian Cashman filed a complained about the Commissioner’s office about the Red Sox’s illegal act. The Yankees included a video that they shot, which revealed a member of Boston's training staff using a smart watch to relay the message to players regarding a pitch that was about to be thrown.

Red Sox admitted trainers received signals

When asked by the Commissioner's office, the Red Sox admitted that their trainers had received signals from video replay personnel working in the clubhouse.

The Red Sox also filed a similar complaint against the Yankees, claiming New York was stealing signs using a YES Network television camera. “I take any issue that affects the play of the game on the field extremely seriously,” said Manfred. Manfred said the MLB’s department of investigations, spearheaded by former Assistant United States Attorney Brian Seeley, is looking into the matter. The franchise said it is committed to fully cooperate with the investigation, which has been going on for nearly two weeks.

Red Sox beat Blue Jays in 19 innings

Hanley Ramirez hit a walk-off RBI single in the 19th inning to lift the Red Sox to the 3-2 win over the Toronto Blue Jays early Wednesday at Fenway Park. With the win, coupled with the Yankees’ loss to the Baltimore Orioles, Boston padded its American League East lead to 3 ½ games over New York.

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Hector Velasquez (3-1) earned the win after pitching a scoreless 19th as Boston improved to 78-61. Ramirez drove in two runs while Mitch Moreland added a RBI single to help the Red Sox get out of a three-game losing skid. Chris Rowley (1-3) took the loss after giving up the game-winning hit to Ramirez. Rowley lasted three frames, allowing one run on three hits with no walk and two strikeouts for the Blue Jays, who dropped to 64-75. The Red Sox were trailing, 2-0, but Ramirez and Moreland hit an RBI each in the bottom part of the ninth to force extra frames.

Ramirez drove in two runs while Mitch Moreland added a RBI single to help the Red Sox get out of a three-game losing skid. Chris Rowley (1-3) took the loss after giving up the game-winning hit to Ramirez. Rowley lasted three frames, allowing one run on three hits with no walk and two strikeouts for the Blue Jays, who dropped to 64-75. The Red Sox were trailing, 2-0, but Ramirez and Moreland hit an RBI each in the bottom part of the ninth to force extra frames.

Marco Estrada’s outstanding start went down the drain with the loss. He gave up three hits with three walks and three strikeouts in seven scoreless frames. Boston starter Eduardo Rodriguez lasted six innings, yielding two runs on six hits with a walk and eight strikeouts.